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The Ten Best Musician/Comic Artist Friendships
posted by Artw (31 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
> But let's give credit where credit is due. "Blind" is still an angry, incoherent, Rage Against The Machine for people-who-can't-read beast of a song...

File Under: Compliments, Backhanded.
posted by The Card Cheat at 4:11 PM on April 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


Grant Morrison really is a very good Menacing Bald Guy.
posted by Artw at 4:15 PM on April 12, 2011


Huh. I had no idea there was a Slug & Murs comic book. Going to have to look into that.
posted by penduluum at 4:15 PM on April 12, 2011


Well, that was a 10-best list I didn't see coming.

Also needs more Alan Moore and Tim Perkins.
posted by Zed at 4:17 PM on April 12, 2011


I eagerly await their Ten Best Muppeteer/Professional Dancer Friendship list.
posted by graventy at 4:18 PM on April 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


Couldn't even make a Warren Ellis "joke". Thanks for butchering the rest of my day, Artw.

Also I am having difficulty taking Grant Morrison seriously since he wrote himself into Animal Man wearing thigh-high boots. Further, was Buddy Baker wearing a Badger t-shirt in that one issue?

You know who would make a good teamup? Brian Michael Bendis and Philip Glass. It would be the single longest thing ever.
posted by tumid dahlia at 4:19 PM on April 12, 2011


Also needs more Alan Moore and Tim Perkins.

It is with great regret that i did not name this thread "Alan Moore knows the score", c.f. Can U Dig It - PWEI .

So I used an obscure 2000ad reference instead.
posted by Artw at 4:21 PM on April 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


Harry Twenty On The Comic Rock?
posted by tumid dahlia at 4:24 PM on April 12, 2011


Los Bros. Hernandez & any LA/DC early '80s hardcore band.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 4:44 PM on April 12, 2011


...no Gorillaz?

List, you have just lost any credibility.
posted by solarion at 4:45 PM on April 12, 2011 [4 favorites]


Didn't Frank Zappa hang out with Jack Kirby? I think I remember seeing that on the blue a couple months ago.
posted by X-Himy at 4:47 PM on April 12, 2011


It is with great regret that i did not name this thread "Alan Moore knows the score",

"Watchmen. We love you all. Hunh hunh heads up. Ground floor coming up!"
posted by Joey Michaels at 4:48 PM on April 12, 2011


This list sort of feels like "Ten Musician/Comic Artist Friendships I Happen To Know Of At The Moment."
posted by Corduroy at 4:57 PM on April 12, 2011


HEY THIS IS MISSING SOMETHING

SOMETHING IMPORTANT


THE TWO MAN GENTLEMAN MAN + MOLLY CRABAPPLE AND JOHN LEAVITT (AKA : ME) FOR

SCARLETT TAKES MANHATTAN.
posted by The Whelk at 5:17 PM on April 12, 2011


Also Kim Boekbinder might maybe possibly almost kinda in time be doing something for my project in development. In the meantime she's working with Molly for a stop motion animated music video
posted by The Whelk at 5:19 PM on April 12, 2011


er. Two Man Gentleman Band.

I have had drink tonight.
posted by The Whelk at 5:20 PM on April 12, 2011


had forgotten about Wyndorf & Miller. Monster Magnet is reponsible for the single greatest rock lyric tribute ever: "And I thinking how the world should cried on the day that Jack Kirby died"

Amen, brother. A-fucking-men.
posted by KingEdRa at 5:33 PM on April 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


I used to think the two Warren Ellises were the same person

When I was in 9th or 10th grade i was reading Death: The High Cost of Living in class. A girl I know saw it, lunged out of her seat, yelled 'TORI!' and grabbed the book.

Last year Amanda Palmer was on an Aussie music quiz show. She correctly identified a quote by Tori Amos. Wonder how she felt about that....

as for Dave Wyndorf, no mention of the lyrics to Melt? "And I was thinkin' how the world should have cried. On the day Jack Kirby died." plus "Ego the Living Planet"...

and no Jamie Hewlett and Gorilliz?
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 5:34 PM on April 12, 2011


It is with great regret that i did not name this thread "Alan Moore knows the score",

"Watchmen. We love you all. Hunh hunh heads up. Ground floor coming up!" yt


The Ballad of Hollis Wadsworth Mason, Jr. don't think Franz has had a beard-off with Alan yet though

what about the guy who does Phonogram? Kieron Gillian? he must know some musos
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 5:36 PM on April 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


You know who would make a good teamup? Brian Michael Bendis and Philip Glass. It would be the single longest thing ever.

Pretty sure you're mistaking Glass for La Monte Young there.
posted by mykescipark at 6:42 PM on April 12, 2011


Seriously? How does this list even exist without Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn?
posted by elsietheeel at 7:03 PM on April 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


Needs more Rob Zombie and Rob Zombie.
posted by Decimask at 8:37 PM on April 12, 2011


Also, from an add in the sidebar of the article: A Perfect Circle is back together? When did that happen?
posted by Decimask at 8:40 PM on April 12, 2011


Really surprised at the lack of not only Hewlett/Albarn, but the further lack of Bryan Lee O'Malley and Anamanaguchi, who scored the Scott Pilgrim video game (and are his bros now). Also how about Menomena and Craig Thompson (Blankets)--he won a Grammy for best packaging for their album and toured with them drawing live while they played.

And Neil Gaiman twice? What a badly-researched article.
posted by sleeping bear at 9:30 PM on April 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


Harry Twenty On The Comic Rock?

Similar vintage.
posted by Artw at 10:40 PM on April 12, 2011


Good grief, the second FPP in less than a week where the VV fails with comics? Jim Woodring and Bill Frisell have actually done a project together, and it is brilliant, but oh, Todd McFarlane did an album cover once and there are two guys named Warren Ellis, holy fuck, man.

I swear.
posted by Halloween Jack at 10:43 PM on April 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


*mutters something pedantic about how most of these are comic writers, not comic artists*
posted by Pallas Athena at 2:35 AM on April 13, 2011


No mention of Jack Kirby and Frank Zappa. Both dead, admittedly, but discovering they were friends is one of those moments when you feel two jigsaw-pieces the size of planets click satisfyingly together.
posted by Hogshead at 5:51 AM on April 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


Leopardman at C&A. Lyrics by Alan Moore, music by the Dirtbombs.
posted by battleshipkropotkin at 8:48 AM on April 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


It is with great regret that i did not name this thread "Alan Moore knows the score"

Interestingly enough - Pop Will Eat Itself, which went from quirky pop-punk to funky brit-hop to grimmer industrial rock before disappearing, was also the home to frontman Clint Mansell - who has composed several very recognizable and compelling film scores for Darren Aronofsky as well as others, working frequently with the Kronos Quartet, and is now slated to score Mass Effect 3.

i've wanted to do a post on clint and the poppies for a while, but couldn't figure out a way to frame it other than 'look what a favorite musician is doing!'
posted by FatherDagon at 2:04 PM on April 13, 2011


I;m just a bit sad that he wasn't having a faceoff against Trent Reznor at the oscars.
posted by Artw at 2:11 PM on April 13, 2011


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